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Creative Printing and Pattern Course

Print by Julia, one of the recent students on the Cave and Castle print course.

About the Course

On this 6 week course you will explore new ways of making patterns and printing cotton fabrics using screen printing, hand painting, stencils and block printing techniques.

The course takes place in the Print Studio at Black Barns Devon, which is well equipped to accommodate most textile/print techniques. The print studio is approx.100msq and is equipped with textile print tables, photo screen making, screen wash facilities, pigment and procion dyes, design table space etc.

The design studio is a large space and we have taken care to follow government guidelines regarding Covid 19 to ensure we are all as safe as possible. This includes limiting the number of participants to give everyone lots of space.

There are 6 sessions which will help you develop your creativity with fabric design and pattern making, guiding you through printing techniques and dye processes such as block printing and screen printing, procion and pigment printing, over printing and discharge printing.

The course is focused on you, your ideas and interest in experimenting with colour and print. It is suitable for beginners and intermediate students.

There is sufficient space in the studio for you to print patterned fabrics for cushions, table runners etc or lots of lovely fabric experiments.

Course dates;
(Thursday mornings) January 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, February 11th, 18th.

The course fee is £165, however there are additional costs for textile dyes/print pastes, photo screen emulsion, fabrics to print on etc. Typical costs are; printing ink £12/250ml, photo screen (film + emulsion) £14.50/A3 screen, fabric samples £3.50. These items are all stocked in the print studio to purchase. The majority of print pastes have a good shelf life and can be used for several weeks.
Number of Participants: 4

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

1 to 1 tuition.
A large number of pre-made printing screens for you to experiment with pattern ideas, play and express your self.
The opportunity to make your own artwork from which a printing screen can be made for use on the course.
Access to dyes, steamer and all the equipment needed to print your pattern ideas.


Paul Singleton at Cave and Castle Design
Black Barns Devon
Gorse Blossom Farm, Staplehill Road
TQ12 6FU
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6 weeks (10:00am to 1:00pm)

Next available date

7th January 2021

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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I have just completed this course with Paul Singleton and really enjoyed each session.
All of the materials, dyes and equipment for printing were available at the studio.
I was encouraged to develop a theme, from my chosen staring point, by experimenting with screens, colours, textures and torn paper, with help and discussions with Paul.
I was very happy with my printed fabrics, and felt I had learnt a lot during each session.
The technical information to achieve good printing results and to learn about the finishing process was very good too.

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